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Old 11-16-2020, 02:28 PM
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Political unity is an ugly, authoritarian idea. No free nation has domestic political unity, nor should it aspire to it.

What “unity” really means is capitulation. America is once again being subjected to the inane brand of pseudo-patriotic sloganeering we saw during President Barack Obama’s tenure. Now, as then, the media will pretend that the moral fabric of the nation must be mended after GOP rule. It’s pretty transparent.

When Dems win the presidency, we are treated to solemn calls for national restoration; the opposition must embrace decorum and pass legislation it opposes. When Republicans win elections, grown women put on knitted hats depicting their reproductive organs and stomp around DC protesting, all to media adulation.

Time magazine helped erode trust in our electoral system with conspiratorial covers of the White House morphing into the Kremlin. Now it offers a commemorative cover featuring Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with the words, “A Time to Heal.”

Anyhow, I reject this false choice in the name of patriotic disunity. Not one of those 72 million agents of chaos lied to millions of Americans to strip us of our health-care insurance plans. Not one of those voters has attempted to force nuns to buy contraception — or sued them when they refused. One day, I hope Michelle will stop defending the lies, hate and division that her husband inflicted on this great *nation. Until then, though, we’ll have to agree to disagree.

We do that sort of thing in Washington. The liberal pivot from *#Resistance to “unity” is as swift as it is dishonest. After four years of treating every unexceptional conservative policy victory as one of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse, Washington Post columnists are *already dusting off their columns about “obstructionism” and *“minority rule.” After years of blanket opposition to Trump, we are being told that Joe Biden has a *national “mandate.”

He does not. God willing, Washington is headed for more “gridlock” — a completely healthy, *organic reflection of the geographical, ideological and theological differences of real people in contemporary America. Congress makes laws, and right now, that institution is narrowly divided and unlikely to be able to come together on any of the big-ticket items Biden promised. This is why federalism exists.

Unity is found in comity with your neighbors, in your churches and schools, in your everyday *interactions with your community. Politics is not a place for unity. It is a place for airing grievances. And we’ve got plenty.
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:11 AM
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I agree. Which is why its completely stupid when some retard says "They care more about their party than they do the country". No one goes to the polls voting for a republican hoping that republican gives democrats what they want and no one goes to the polls voting for a democrat hoping that democrat gives republicans what they want. Democrat voters tend to find republican values harmful to this country and republican voters tend to find democrat values harmful to this country. So if you are republican voter then why on God's green earth would want that republican you voted for caving into democrat demands? And if you are a democrat then why on God's green earth would you want democrats caving into republican demands? There is probably a handful of issues that most democrats and most republicans can agree on and those are the issues they should focus on.
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Default Re: When talk of ‘unity’ just means ‘surrender’

Interestingly enough, the Democrats did not insist upon "unity"--at least, not so far as I can remember--during Donald Trump's term in office.

Suddenly, however--almost magically--it has been transmuted into a highly commendable virtue...
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I object to calls for unity. I want the quislings who inflicted the last four years on us to pay the price for their immoral stupidity.
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I object to calls for unity. I want the quislings who inflicted the last four years on us to pay the price for their immoral stupidity.
No surprise here. You aren't about treating people as individuals with independent thought and reasoning. For you it's all about ConstantSlop, yours being the 'only' view of the world, and deriding anyone who thinks differently then you.

Glad I am not so shallow as that. I'm glad I can accept that people have their reasons for different views on things, even if I don't always agree with the outcome of their thinking, I treat people civilly, unless they don't treat me civilly.
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No surprise here. You aren't about treating people as individuals with independent thought and reasoning. For you it's all about ConstantSlop, yours being the 'only' view of the world, and deriding anyone who thinks differently then you.

Glad I am not so shallow as that. I'm glad I can accept that people have their reasons for different views on things, even if I don't always agree with the outcome of their thinking, I treat people civilly, unless they don't treat me civilly.
I'm not saying we should deport Trump voters or strip them of their rights, but I do not want Democrats in Congress or the White House to think that compromise with traitors is an honorable thing to do.
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I'm not saying we should deport Trump voters or strip them of their rights, but I do not want Democrats in Congress or the White House to think that compromise with traitors is an honorable thing to do.
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Interestingly enough, the Democrats did not insist upon "unity"--at least, not so far as I can remember--during Donald Trump's term in office.

Suddenly, however--almost magically--it has been transmuted into a highly commendable virtue...
Democrats and the media did everything in their power to tear this country apart for the last 4 years. Now they will expect us to surrender to their New World, unconditionally. Once they can get everyone to register their firearms, they will know who to target first.

Hilter did the same thing.
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